Live Virtual Machine migration: A Performance Test Xen and KVM
Divya Kapil1, Tabish Rao2
1Divya Kapil, School of Computing, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, India.
2Tabish Rao, School of Computing, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, India.
Manuscript received on January 05, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 4643-4647 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E6444018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6444.018520
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Abstract: Virtualization technology has many important features such as live virtual machine migration. In live virtual machine migration, a power on virtual machine is moved from one physical host to another. It has various benefits such as server consolidation, proactive failure, load balancing, energy saving and resource scheduling. Live virtual machine migration is very useful tool in cluster environment, administrators of data centers and in cloud environment. Live virtual machine migration is supported by hypervisors such as Xen, KVM, VMware etc. In this paper we discuss live virtual machine migration Pre-Copy approach which is a default approach in many hypervisors. We compare the performance of virtual machines which are made using Xen and KVM. We also compare performance when virtual machines are migrate using Xen and KVM in cloudreport simulator. In result we find that KVM performs better than Xen.
Keywords: Virtualization, Live Virtual Machine Migration, Pre-Copy Approach, Xen, KVM.
Scope of the Article: Machine Design.